Prescribed foreign universities can have their qualified donee status be revoked by the CRA

Canada has an unusually generous system in which foreign universities that have a couple of Canadian students studying there can obtain the…

Charity Commission releases guidance on “grant funding an organisation that isn’t a charity”

The Charity Commission of England and Wales has released a guidance Grant funding an organisation that isn’t a charity. It sets certain…

CRA letter on transfers of property by a corporation to its sole shareholder

CRA recently released a letter that discusses whether a transfer of property by a corporation to its shareholder that is a private foundation is a…

Australian national risk assessment into the NP sector discusses terrorist financing and AML

An interesting new report from The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as well as the Australian Transactions…

NYT coverage of Canadian donation to NS gallery and CPERB process

The New York Times recently had an article Canada Debates Whether Gift of Leibovitz Photos Is Also a Tax Dodge which discusses a donation of…

Coverage of recent revocations of two charities by the Canada Revenue Agency

Global News recently had coverage entitled "Government revokes group’s charity status, audit cites possible funding of Pakistani militants"…

Charities, Regulation and Donors – some international perspectives from the CCLA

The Canadian Charity Law Association (CCLA) is pleased to present: Charities, Regulation and Donors - some international perspectives on June 22,…

Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to Foreign Qualified Donees for 2015

There are over 294,000 records of Canadian charities gifting to qualified donees in total (both within and outside of Canada).  We reviewed the…

Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to other Qualified Donees for 2015

Here is a article "Largest Gifts from Canadian Charities to other Qualified Donees for 2015" with a list of all gifts over $1,000,000 from the 2015…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Law Institute 2017 – save the date!

We are pleased to announce the Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute 2017 will be on Monday October 16, 2017. Further details will…

Which Canadian registered charities spent the most on foreign activities in 2015?

Here is our article "Which Canadian charities spent money on foreign activities in 2015 and how much did they spend?"

CRA recently revokes registered charity status of 2 large religious groups doing foreign activities

On the CRA database it has become apparent that CRA has recently revoked the charitable status of two religious organizations that conduct…

Carleton MPNL PhilanthroTHINK: The Future of Charity Regulation on April 28, 2017 in Ottawa

Carleton University has a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL).  They do some very interesting programs relating to the…

Universities and Colleges fundraising in Canada – a great mechanism to fundraise effectively

Canada has a mechanism to recognize certain foreign universities for purposes of donations.  It is probably the most generous tax incentive…

Blumbergs’ Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015

We have just released our Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Sector Snapshot 2015. Lots of interesting statistics and information on the Canadian…

Australian charity commission to crack down on inappropriate political activities by charities

This recent article in The Guardian entitled Charity regulator to crack down on political advocacy after complaints discusses how…

FTC & NASCO Conference on Consumer Protection Issues and Charitable Solicitations – online/free

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) are organizing a conference called "Give & Take:…

IRFAN Canada makes application to Federal Court to remove terrorist designation

A number of Canadian charities have been revoked by CRA for supporting terrorism in addition to other concerns. One of those organizations was…

Charity Commission encourages charities to stop using cash couriers unless absolutely necessary.

The Charity Commission of England and Wales has provided some useful information on the dangers of using cash couriers for implementing local and…

Charity Commission concerned that “poor due diligence and monitoring put charity assets at risk”

The Charity Commission of England and Wales recently released an Inquiry Report on a UK charity that identified concerns with fundraising and foreign…

CRA updates information sheet for prescribed university applications

CRA recently updated their guidance with respect to becoming a prescribed university outside of Canada. There are about 600 foreign prescribed…

Charity Commission case report on charity political activity AND funding non-charity

The Charity Commission has released a case report that deals with political activities of a UK charity and also its funding of a non-charity.…

Terrorist attack at mosque in Quebec City claims 6 lives

On Sunday January 29, 2017 there was a terrible tragedy in Quebec City. A right-wing terrorist massacred six people praying at…

The second best Canadian registered charity transparency tool has been improved

In August 2016 we launched a website to improve transparency on Canadian registered charities.  It is at www.charitydata.ca  We have just made a…